Saturday, December 31, 2011

Quilting, Sewing, and Wildcrafting in 2011


Looking forward, looking back...so many things that were incredibly challenging...but so many good things that I can rejoice in, and be grateful for, as well.

Thank you to all of my dear blogging friends who have supported me, lifted me up, and held my thoughts and prayers as your own. I am so deeply grateful that I have this blog in a life that travels back and forth between my caring, and my care giving, for so many loved ones in my life.

There have been huge losses, and many sideways slip sliding, but there has also been one foot forwards at a time where I can see the gains, see the progress, see the good that I was able to create, and give to others.

All the proof positive that I need that there is a time between the darkness and the light, the world that lives upon the edge of time where nothing is either black nor white, but simply shades of beautiful, glorious color!

Color, fabric, magic, and dream time. All we need to enter into a New Year with new and endless possibilities for making a difference....one little piece of artful quilting, sewing, or wildcrafting at a time, one little post, one tiny poem, one ray of sunshine, one softly beating heart beat...it's yours to choose!

I chose my magic for the creation of memories last year.....and now it's time to choose again! Oh, what shall I create next?

2011 in review:

Michele Bilyeu Quilts With Heart and Hands for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Join in my Liberated Quilting Challenge...and buy or donate a quilt, today!! We are changing the world...one little quilt at a time.

8 comments:

  1. I wish you every good thing in the coming year. Your words have been a gift to me this past year. I can't express how much it has meant to me here except to say, thank you, thank you, thank you Dear Friend.
    Happy New Year Michele

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  2. wow! that's a productive year! all the best in 2012.

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  3. Your sharing is amazing--from AAQI to other charities, what marvelous gifts you have given!

    I hope the coming year is kinder to you and your family than last year. Wishing you a Happy & Magical New Year!

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  4. Michele, you have such a generous and loving heart. When all around you is not as you would choose, still you decide to look to after the needs of others. It is my privilege to know you through your blog. I pray that God will richly bless you and hold you close through 2012.

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  5. Thanks for everything you did last year. For me, for the group and and the wonderful Challenge. Are you keeping it going for another year?

    Big hugs
    xxxxx

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  7. Michele your sharing is fantastic.
    Thanks and Happy 2012.
    ciao ciao Linda

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  8. Wishing you all the best in the New year my dear friend. The challenges only make us stronger, don't they. I can't wait to see what you create in 2012. Hugs and love

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.